PopCap has finally announced the release date for the long awaited Plants vs. Zombies sequel. The game entitled Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time will be an iOS exclusive, and will hit the App Store on Thursday, July 18. PopCap, now a division of Electronic Arts Inc., previously released a teaser trailer in May, but did not give a specific release date. The developer also promised a newly designed game with new worlds, levels, plants, and zombies, but failed to mention that the game would not be available for PCs or Android devices.
PopCap also announced that the game will feature "all-new touch-screen power-ups that enable players to 'break the fourth wall' and interact with zombies directly, as well as via plant defenses".
“It’s about time!” said Allen Murray, Senior Producer for Plants vs. Zombies 2. “We’re confident that players will see the love and attention we’ve put into this game. We’ve created wild new ways to experience the plants and zombies you know and love as well as packing the game with tons of completely new content, and we’re still hard at work coming up with even more cool stuff that will keep Plants vs. Zombies 2 fresh and evolving in the months and years following launch.”
Fans of Hungry Shark Attack and other fish-eating frenzy games will enjoy Zombie Fish Tank by Chillingo Ltd.. The game features top notch graphics, a fun storyline, plenty of fun characters, boss battles and achievements; it’s pretty much everything you can ask for from a $0.99 iPhone game. I was originally worried that the tilt controls would make the gameplay annoying and difficult, but I was absolutely wrong. I was pleasantly surprised about how easy it is to navigate the crowded zombie infested aquarium by tilting my iPhone. You can even double tap the screen to calibrate the controls in case you set down your device, or change positions.
The game follows a small fish who is set on revenge after he is torn away from his girlfriend and transformed into the undead by mad scientists. Players must survive in harsh environments by eating smaller fish and toxic waste, all while avoiding being devoured by larger laboratory created monstrosities. You eventually work your way through various genetically altered bodies of water, such as the Toilet of Doom, until you reach the final stage.
It is like the developers read our minds, Samurai vs Zombies 2 is just too easy to beat, which left most players stuck with an awesome samurai army and nothing to do. Lets not even discuss the pointless and boring Multiplayer mode that Glu Games Inc. added to the sequel, because it does not extend the game's replay value.
If you're like me, and have beat every level, daily challenge and have collected every artifact more than three times, I have good news. Glu Games has rolled out an all new “Endless Mode" that generates single player waves beyond level 50. There is also a new warrior Daimyo (you have to pay real money to unlock him), new ally upgrades, and even a new zombie wasteland to battle through. Other upgrades include small tweaks such as the ability to view an enemy's individual stats, new Village Archers artillery, new Bridge Spirits to defend your gate, and additional stability and performance improvements.
Stupid Zombies 2 by GameResort LLC is currently free for the iPhone and iPad. This is the full ad-free version, not the normal preview version offered in the App Store. The game will only be free for a limited time until it returns to its normal $0.99 price, so grab it now while you have the chance.
The sequel to the popular physics puzzler game features 500 new levels, and the option to choose between a male and female hero character. The game is a simple physics shooter where you must destroy stupid zombies with your laser guided shotgun. Like any physics puzzler, Stupid Zombies offers hours of addictive and sometimes frustrating fun. You can earn extra points by getting headshots, and must earn stars to unlock the various levels. There are plenty of different zombies to kill, and lots of challenging scenarios that will keep you busy.
JED-GO Untouchable from JED GAMES is currently free through the Apple App Store, but so is the classic iOS game Cowboy vs. Zombies. Both games are simplistic shooters where players must defend themselves from waves of zombies. In JED-GO the player is tasked with defending three tiers of artificial brains from various alien created monsters. The game features plenty of upgrades, weapons and 48 different levels through four different scenarios (Desert Encounter, Toxic Sewage, Mutation Plant and Space Invasion). However, you'll probably get bored of the game before you have a chance to buy anything cool (like a pet dragon), or get to the Toxic Sewage stage.
JED-GO Untouchable defiantly tries to be interesting with its various over-the-top upgrades and creatures, but its tedious gameplay will bore older players. The game is more suited for children than gamers looking for a fun and simple zombie shooter to pass the time. Cowboy vs. Zombies may be less creative than JED-GO, but it offers a more challenging gaming experience.
PopCap, a division of Electronic Arts Inc, has rolled out the first of many planned sequels to Plants vs. Zombies as a closed beta on Facebook. Plants vs. Zombies Adventures is a social media game where players can interact online while thwarting the zombie invasion. PopCap will officially roll out PvZ Adventures to the general public this spring, before releasing Zombie vs. Plants 2 this summer.
Curt Bererton, head of PopCap’s San Francisco studio, promises Plants vs. Zombies Adventures will feature plenty of new plants and zombies, along with old favorites.
“The [game] features all-new forms of zombie combat that will open PvZ to a whole new world, explained Bereton. "We like to think we’re creating a brand new twist on the classic Plants vs. Zombies that is the most social, shareable and expansive Plants vs. Zombies experience ever.”
Glu Games has released the follow-up to its popular iOS and Android game Samurai vs Zombies Defense. The sequel offers the same side-scrolling zombie slicing action as the original, plus a variety of new features. Users can now buy/unlock multiple heroes, new upgrades and even compete in multiplayer modes. You can also attempt to complete a "Daily Challenge" to earn new prizes each day.
The game is still free to download, and features the same pop-up ads, in-app purchases, and gem system as the original. Hopefully you can still earn free gems from playing the game, and not by only completing surveys. There is also an unlockable "Sorceress" character for $59.99!?!
The popular Xbox Live game Yet Another Zombie Defense is now available for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Even better, it's being offered half off its normal $1.99 price for a limited time. Yet Another Zombie Defense is a tower defense and dual-stick shooter game where you must survive waves of zombies by barricading yourself in before nightfall. You can buy various weapons to mount onto auto turrets and set up defensive barricades to try and survive the night. The game also offers 16 achievements, and leaderboard support.
The dual-stick controls can be a little annoying on the iPhone or iPod, and having to restart every time you die is very annoying. However, I think most strategy / defense fans will enjoy this game, especially on the iPad (or maybe the iPhone 5's larger screen). The only game I can compare it to is The Last Stand 2, but I think Last Stand is better. You can download the Yet Another Zombie Defense Lite for free before investing the $0.99. But makeup your mind quickly because it won't be $1 forever!
Zombie Quest is a fun strategy game where you must defeat evil masterminds and their minions by outsmarting them in a turn-based board game. Players must use their werewolf soldiers and special abilities to takeover the battlefield to win. The game's increasingly difficult levels, various traps, achievements and fun cartoony characters is what separates it from other turn based hexagon strategy games.
In Zombie Quest players take turns moving their monster movie characters around a hexagon shaped board. Players can replicate their creature by moving one space, or transport their icon a few spaces to try and transform their opponent's monsters into their own. The player with the most monsters at the end of the game wins. The boards in Quest Mode get increasingly difficult with each level by adding traps, and harder challengers with different special abilities. Users gain an opponent's special ability each time they defeat them.
The popular iOS game Samurai vs Zombies has added an all-new Zombies Rising game mode. Players can now play as the Zombies against their former allies the Samurai.
Samurai vs Zombies is a side-scrolling defense game where players must defend their samurai village against zombie waves. Players can use a combination of their main samurai warrior, towers, magic and allies to defeat the undead.
You can choose up to six upgradeable allies, two magic spells and one charm before each wave. You then collect points to release your allies in waves to confront the zombie onslaught. You can also use your main samurai warrior to battle the undead, and build towers to defend your village. The game is over when your main warrior dies or your village is destroyed.